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Scroll painting - The Osama scroll

The Osama scroll

  • Object:

    Scroll painting

  • Place of origin:

    West Bengal (West Medinipur, made)

  • Date:

    2004 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Madhu Chitrakar (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A long paper scroll backed with cloth painted in water-colour with registers illustrating the terrorist attacks on New York on September 11th 2001.

Place of Origin

West Bengal (West Medinipur, made)


2004 (made)


Madhu Chitrakar (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Painted in watercolour on paper


Length: 410 cm, Width: 55.9 cm

Descriptive line

Scroll painting depicting the events of September 11th 2001, by Madhu Chitrakar, West Medinipur, West Bengal, ca. 2004

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Patel, Divia; Arts of Asia, vol. 45, no. 5, September - October 2015, "Engaging with Contemporary South Asia", p.86, no. 22.
p. 109, no. 2
Rogers, Emma, Arts of Asia "Tales from India: The Art of Indian Storytelling" January-February 2016 Number: vol. 46, no. 1

Production Note

Made in the village of West Medinipur, West Bengal.


Watercolour; Paper; Paint



Subjects depicted

Buildings; Airplane


Paintings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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